Now to the part where I almost died.
Recently, in the last 5 years or so, my family has decided that family vacations are not about relaxation. They are about physical and mental feats that we all need to accomplish together. This was the first of those endeavors.
Dad decided that we should hike the Grand Canyon the way hardcore people, which we are, do it: rim-to-rim. That means you start at one rim of the Grand Canyon and then hike down into the canyon, across the bottom, and back up the other side.
The beginning of the hike was so fun! Watching the sun come up over those ridges was a truly extraordinary sight. The Grand Canyon walls lit by the sunrise is a sight everyone should see and be able to appreciate in their lifetime.